Walking/Punting, Treasure Hunt & Special Interest Tours
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The best of both worlds! A 1 hour walking tour of Cambridge is followed by a 1 hour chauffeured punt along "The Backs"
One hour guided city tours are followed by a quiz of around 20 questions. The answers to the questions can be found on the route of the walking tour and usually take one hour to complete. To enable the questions to be tailored to different age ranges the tour must be booked in advance
Special Interest Tours
Far too many to mention but can include: Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Tennyson, Marlowe, Milton, AA Milne, Brooke, Cromwell, Darwin, Newton, Kapitza, JJ Thomson, Crick and Watson. Recently the famous Footlights society has produced well known actors and comedians such as John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thomson, Peter Cook and many more
Newton, Rutherford, Darwin, Crick and Watson all studied and worked in Cambridge. See the site where the atom was split or the structure of DNA determined, learn where Newton had his rooms and carried out his experiments. The tour can be as general or as in-depth as you require
From King John to Prince Charles, Kings and Queens of England have played a major part in the shaping of the University and Colleges. Five Kings all had a hand in the building of King’s College* and chapel alone. Henry VIII has his own foundation at Trinity** and Queens’** College is unique in being founded by two Queens of England.
We can show you some of the finest examples of Saxon, Norman, Gothic, Tudor, Classical and modern architecture - not just in this country but in some cases the world. King's College Chapel alone is accepted as the world's finest Late Gothic building and is worth a tour on its own. So why not follow in the footsteps of Wren, Gibbs, Wilkins, Essex or try something different:
Many groups come to Cambridge to see examples of architecture from past centuries, but why not come and take a look at some of the fine examples of modern architecture in Cambridge, associated with the colleges and the university – designs by Norman Foster and Partners, Edward Cullinan, Michael Hopkins to name but a few. Many of these newer buildings are spread throughout the city, so this tour can be on foot, visiting some of the more centrally located sites, or combined with a panoramic coach tour to have a more extensive view – or maybe a contrast – something old, something new…
visit churches dating back 1000 years, and one of only 4 round churches in the country. Learn why Cambridge was described as “The cradle of the English Reformation” and how 3 of its most prominent reformers met their ends during the reign of Mary Tudor.Looking for something a little different? All of our walking tours can be themed to match the interests of your group, some of the most popular are listed below. However if you have a special request please get in touch, we may be able to help.
In beautiful settings and home to some rare species of plants, the college gardens are well worth a visit. Tours of the University’s Botanic Garden can also be arranged. The garden’s collection is reputed to be second only in importance to Kew